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99.85 GBp
Previous Close
100.80 GBp
Day High
101.60 GBp
Day Low
99.30 GBp
52 Week High
08/5/13 - 158.90 GBp
52 Week Low
01/9/14 - 81.40 GBp
Market Cap
613.0M
Average Volume 10 Days
370.4K
EPS TTM
0.05 GBp
Shares Outstanding
611.7M
EX-Date
03/5/14
P/E TM
33.4x
Dividend
2.46 GBp
Dividend Yield
2.45%
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spirent communications plc (SPT) Details

Spirent Communications plc operates as a communications test and measurement company worldwide. It operates through three segments: Networks & Applications, Wireless & Service Experience, and Service Assurance. The Networks & Applications segment develops solutions for functional and performance testing of next-generation networks and applications that simulate real-world conditions in the lab, before a commercial launch. This segment’s solutions portfolio addresses data centers, cloud computing, virtualized environments, application and security, high speed Ethernet networks and services, and infrastructure test optimization. The Wireless & Service Experience segment develops solutions for functional and performance testing of next-generation mobile wireless and satellite positioning devices in the lab before a commercial launch, and measurement of the mobile experience on live networks. This segment focuses on wireless devices, wireless channel emulation, and satellite navigation and global positioning, as well as wireless service experience. The Service Assurance segment allows service providers to diagnose, troubleshoot, and determine how to resolve issues with networks and systems within the live network, as well as to monitor live network performance. This segment focuses on Ethernet business services, wireless backhaul, field test solutions, and customer experience management. It serves network equipment and mobile device manufacturers, service providers, government, and enterprises. The company was formerly known as Spirent plc and changed its name to Spirent Communications plc in May 2006. The company was founded in 1936 and is based in Crawley, the United Kingdom.

1,525 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/27/14
Founded in 1936

spirent communications plc (SPT) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Directo...
Total Annual Compensation: $578.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

spirent communications plc (SPT) Key Developments

Spirent Communications Introduces Spirent C1 Automotive Test System

Spirent Communications introduced the Spirent C1 Automotive Test System, a new solution for testing automotive ethernet functionality and security. The Spirent C1 Automotive Test System is the first fully integrated test solution to support the BroadR-Reach industry standard, helping auto makers to successfully deploy Ethernet-based communications technology. BroadR-Reach, being adopted by auto makers worldwide, uses Ethernet-based communications in vehicles for new functionalities such as multiple cameras and safety radars, infotainment, and Internet connectivity for telematics and other consumer applications. Because it offers the higher capacity data transmission required for bandwidth-intensive applications, it is also a key technology in the development of future connected vehicles.

Spirent Communications to Demonstrate 400G Ethernet Test Solution

Spirent Communications announced the first public showing of its 400G Ethernet Test System, with live demonstrations at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event in Chicago, USA, June 17-18, 2014. Spirent, Huawei and Xilinx have been collaborating for more than six months to successfully complete testing of Huawei's NE5000E core router using the Spirent 400G Ethernet Test System. The tests verified the layer 1-3 quality and highlighted error free performance with different combinations of streams, frame lengths and rates including a single stream running at full line rate. Solution Highlights: 400GbE Put to the Test: The IEEE predicts that mobile devices, high-speed data center servers, internet-enabled entertainment, cloud computing and social media will push network link speeds to 1Tb/s by 2015 and 10 Tb/s by 2020. While the development of 400G network devices will help address the expanding demands for network capacity, they present new testing challenges and push the limits of today's technologies. Testing 400G devices starts with validating the link's ability to pass up to line rate traffic, as well as testing the functionality, performance, scalability and quality of experience (QoE) of the upper-layer engines that deliver services. Spirent has developed a complete testing solution for early design and development of 400G Ethernet systems, with a one-slot blade form factor compatible with Spirent's existing chassis and its other Ethernet products. Key features of the solution include: Sending and receiving Ethernet frames from 64 to 16K bytes in length; generating and analyzing 400G traffic as a single stream running at line rate or as an aggregation of multiple streams; compensating for small clock differences between link partners with parts per million (PPM) adjustment; delivering per-port and per-stream statistics such as latency, frames out of sequence, frame counts and rates, and layer 1 statistics to help debug physical link problems; allowing modification of generated frame contents; and capturing received traffic at wire rate.

Ruetz System Solutions Selects Spirent Communications for Automotive Ethernet Testing

Spirent Communications announced that Ruetz System Solutions, the experts in automotive data communications, selected its latest Automotive Test System to validate the performance and reliability of in-vehicle networking. For automotive manufacturers, the 'connected car' gained major importance. In particular, Ethernet networking in automobiles opens up a realm of opportunities while placing new requirements on component conformance and cyber security. The heterogeneous nature of automotive components and the high standards for reliability and safety are driving the need for extensive compliance, performance and security testing. Ruetz's test lab will include Spirent's Automotive Test Platform with support for BroadR-Reach(R), the automotive Ethernet physical layer interface standard. In addition, the company will leverage Spirent for layer 2-3 conformance and performance testing.

 

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